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Cato Unbound » Blog Archive » Down with the Four-Year College Degree!

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I’m digging through unpublished/drafts in the blog and I found this. Its march already and students are starting to deal with finals and afterwards graduations, and finally the drudgery of work for most other people!  Thought provoking!

Finally, consider the hundreds of thousands of students who go to college just because they have had it pounded into their heads since childhood that the good jobs require a BA The wage premium that shows up in regression equations may or may not apply to them. In Real Education, I offer an extended example involving a hypothetical young man graduating from high school who is at the 70th percentile in intellectual ability–smart enough to get a BA in today’s world–but just average in intrapersonal and interpersonal ability. He is at the 95th percentile in the visual-spatial and small motor skills useful in becoming a top electrician. He is trying to decide whether to go to college, major in business, and try to become a business executive, or instead become an electrician.

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Learned Today: Marginal Revolution: Utah (Montana) fact of the day

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Utah (Montana) fact of the day

This one concerns adult entertainment:

Dividing state subscription counts by the FCC’s Broadband Deployment quantities, the most-subscribing state is Utah (where 5.47 of every 1,000 broadband households subscribed to the service at issue), while the least-subscribing state is Montana (1.92 per 1000 broadband households).

Marginal Revolution: Utah (Montana) fact of the day.

UPDATE:

my comment at the post:

I was originally thinking walras’ law but I think substitutes are more like it. Just as the other have already pointed. Although I sense a certain confirmation bias in all our comments concerning Utah.

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Forgive Me For Pettiness: Market turmoil caught us off guard: Manulife

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There is nothing wrong with highlighted (by me) text, just felt that when a century is 8 years++ old its like stating a milestone that really isn’t.

Executives at Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC/TSX) said they would use the funding from the country’s six largest lenders to help the insurer withstand one of the worst financial crises of the century.

Market turmoil caught us off guard: Manulife.

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flip Pride? 4th most illegal migrants in US from RP – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Considering that the other countries in the top part of the Americas, this is a good place in a not so good list!

4th most illegal migrants in US from RP

By Veronica Uy INQUIRER.net First Posted 15:38:00 02/24/2009 Filed Under: Migration, Security (general), Government

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos make up the fourth largest group of unauthorized migrants in the United States as of January 2008, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a report released Tuesday.

Of the 11.6 million unauthorized migrants believed to still be in the US, the DHS said Mexicans comprised the most, with 7.03 million.

After Mexico came El Salvador (570,000), Guatemala (430,000), the Philippines and Honduras (300,000), Korea (240,000), China (220,000), Brazil (180,000), Ecuador (170,000), and India (160,000).

4th most illegal migrants in US from RP – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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INQUIRER.net Breaking News » Lump sum only for living WWII vets

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This is great news for those still living and probably scornful for those who have already left but still has surviving spouses. Something is better than nothing. On a personal note, my grandfather never accepted anything pensions etc, he was a WW2 veteran, He used to tell me he did it because of his duty to the country and not for anything else, that may sentimentality is impractical but I confess being an impractical man (sometimes)

Lump sum only for living WWII vets

February 17, 2009 1:26 PM

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MANILA, Philippines — Only living Filipino World War II veterans will receive the lump sum payments from the United States, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs section of the American embassy said Tuesday.

“The bill has not yet been signed into law. All we know is that only live Filipino veterans who served in World War II or who have military service are entitled to [the payments], not their surviving spouse. That is our instruction from the central office,” veterans’ representative Kristine Parayno said in a phone interview with INQUIRER.net.

Parayno said their office has not yet received the list of those who can avail of the payments of the procedures for filing claims.

The US Congress passed on Friday President Barack Obama’s $787-billion stimulus package, which included a $198-million allocation for the Filipino veterans.

The bill, which is scheduled to be signed Tuesday in Denver, would grant $9,000 to Filipino veterans living outside the US and $15,000 to those living there.

INQUIRER.net Breaking News » Lump sum only for living WWII vets.

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The Food Paradox Of Our Time

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It is one of the larger paradoxes of our time that the very same food policies that have contributed to overnutrition in the first world are now contributing to undernutrition in the third. But it turns out that too much food can be nearly as big a problem as too little — a lesson we should keep in mind as we set about designing a new approach to food policy.

The Food Issue – An Open Letter to the Next Farmer in Chief – Michael Pollan – NYTimes.com.

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Grasping Reality with Both Hands: The Semi-Daily Journal Economist Brad DeLong

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Lyndon Baines Johnson before congress:

There is no cause for pride in what has happened in Selma. There is no cause for self-satisfaction in the long denial of equal rights of millions of Americans. But there is cause for hope and for faith in our Democracy in what is happening here tonight. For the cries of pain and the hymns and protests of oppressed people have summoned into convocation all the majesty of this great government–the government of the greatest nation on earth.

Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country–to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man. In our time we have come to live with the moments of great crises. Our lives have been marked with debate about great issues, issues of war and peace, issues of prosperity and depression. But rarely in any time does an issue lay bare the secret heart of America itself. Rarely are we met with a challenge, not to our growth or abundance, or our welfare or our security, but rather to the values and the purposes and the meaning of our beloved nation. The issue of equal rights for American Negroes is such an issue. And should we defeat every enemy, and should we double our wealth and conquer the stars, and still be unequal to this issue, then we will have failed as a people and as a nation. For, with a country as with a person, “what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

There is no Negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem.

Grasping Reality with Both Hands: The Semi-Daily Journal Economist Brad DeLong.

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